What's everyone working on lately? by mieum | tildeverse BBJ

>0 mieum @ 2020/09/21 01:31

What projects does everyone have going on right now?

Currently I have:
* a neverending dissertation in the philosophy of education (hopefully just a month or so longer!)
* a gemini client as a way to learn Python and gain some programming skills. Currently it only parses and pages local .gmi files :)

>1 campfire @ 2020/09/23 21:01

Well, I think I have more plans than actual work lately.

- working on a fintech saas for a startup 
(my third, luckly, will work out this time), 
that's on React and Node.
- working on a polybar custom conf to beautify my i3/regolith.
- studying Racket, which is reading the htdp book 
and rewriting some of my python programs into Racket.
- writing a rpg book (solo rpg oracle and system)

- write a "Emacs clone" on Racket
(probably more like a nano or ed)
- write a gopher server on Racket
- resume my spanish studies
- resume my nihongo studies

>2 mieum @ 2020/09/24 01:41


Those sound like fun projects :) What got you into Racket? 

I've also been meaning to put some time into Japanese. Last time I was there I learned Katakana, but I've mostly forgotten it now!
Luckily, I already know a fair amount of Hanja, which is mostly identical to Kanji. The only problem is I don't know how they are pronounced in Japanese.
Japanese is gramatically similar to Korean and much easier to pronounce---all my Japanese friends say it would be easy to pick up for that reason.

I just wish typing asian text in a terminal was a more pleasant experience =\

>3 campfire @ 2020/09/26 18:14


On July I was looking for an older language to learn, after years avoiding Lisp 
I thought that would be the time to try it. Racket just seems a good choice as 
a modern implementation and also focused on research.

I take a look into the famous Lisp 1.5 Programmer's Manual and read about it's 
history and power. I was convinced that it would be a good choice.
The "Maxwell's Equations of Software" analogy is very interesting as well as 
what it refers to.

About Japanese, I'm very into Kanji and Shodo, I love the aesthetics and 
organization of Japanese texts and books. Sometimes I'm more pleased to look 
at the design choices for the text presentation and the aesthetics of the 
language than the content itself.

I'm also very interested on the "cultural secrets" of the language.
Look at basic math, soroban is very interesting and easy, and also kuku no uta.
I never managed to learn the times table properly in my language, but I'm doing 
good in japanese as kuku no uta made it easy.

>4 tychi @ 2020/09/27 20:41

I'm about to fork my own CSS framework. The boilerplate of complexity around building it became too high and misses the intent of simplicity.

Now it's going to just be a single stylesheet with an html to demo, the way it should have been all along.

>5 dgy @ 2020/10/04 16:18

I'm also in the "more ideas than actual projects" stage.

As much as i dislike JS, i continue learning about it and i have a plan to make a web based voting system for demoparties, most likely using react.
I would also like to learn Go, and have a couple of project ideas which i fear might be a tad much for a beginner? I guess i'll know soon enough.

On a different front, i'm gonna sit down and get some drawings done for one of those October art memes that usually make the rounds this time of year.

Eventually, i have to get back on working on my music but i've really not been feeling it lately...

>6 yaz @ 2020/11/30 18:06

I'm going to engage in some shameless self-promotion, I hope you don't mind...

I have an email newsletter about Aesthetics, Technology, and Culture. You might like it. Have a look: https://aescult.substack.com/

>7 thalyha @ 2020/12/02 00:09

I am in the process of being not homeless but also writing a guide to being not homeless based on what I do and plan to do. I'm documenting every moment pretty much.

I will get through this bad season by ignoring the non-immediate problems.

>8 mieum @ 2020/12/07 13:00

Where have you been documenting this? Anywhere we can take a peek?

>9 nm4 @ 2020/12/21 06:06

Most recently, played around with Golang to see if I like it. Seems nice so far. Prior to that, I had written a proof-of-concept "text-to-video" shell script that used imagemagick, ffmpeg, and a couple different vocal synthesis tools to create videos from text files. Thinking of rewriting it in Go and expanding it to be prettier and use more realistic vocal synthesis APIs and churn out some generated content.

At work, been profiling and debugging a 3rd party tool to fix some performance issues we were having with it. Luckily, not as frustrating as it sounds, and I have managed to make significant performance improvements with some minor tweaks.

Thinking of also digging in and doing some more serious research on the data sets available from propaganda outlets' online presence. Watched a few talks about it and read over some of the papers published by The Project on Computational Propaganda and it seems very interesting.

>Eventually, i have to get back on working on my music but i've really not been feeling it lately...  
I stalked your homepage and listened to a bit of "Overengineered solutions make my skin crawl" and some of your Augmentation EP , don't have the time now to give it a dedicated listen, but really liked what I heard so far.

>10 rmgr @ 2020/12/21 11:09

Currently I'm messing about with a multiplayer SWAT FPS in the vein of SWAT 4 written in the Godot Engine. If i ever get anything playable I'll probably open source it. At the moment I've got two players spawning in an area and an enemy T-posing around the level.

>11 dgy @ 2020/12/21 22:27

Thanks! I might put a new track out at some point between now and new year's

I've been making slow progress on the golang front (slower than i'd like) but
i'm liking it so far.

I'm also writing 3 blogs more or less at the same time too, heh.